How can I help my daughter poop?

Bree - posted on 08/27/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is almost two and is fully engaged in potty training. She's very into it, and is doing really well, but she has not been pooping much at all lately, and I'm wondering if there is a way to help her work this part of potty training out. We don't have a problem with her pooping in a diaper, and are OK with accidents (which we haven't actually had yet), but she's still not going. We just started putting her in underwear, so we are easing out of using diapers (today is really her first day of underwear). We are totally taking her lead with this, so we're not pushing her to potty train. I need advice for how to help her understand the pooping process, how to encourage her to poop in the toilet (she hasn't been pooping in diapers either), and any other words of wisdom. Thanks!


Louise - posted on 08/28/2011




If she is nervous of pooping in the toilet she will hold it in and become very uncomfortable. Go to the chemist and get some laculose liquid which is very mild and gentle on the stomach. It is a natural sugar found in milk so is completely safe to use on children. Once you have got her going again resume potty training. A child that is ready to potty train will not like being in a dirty nappy and will want to do it in the toilet.

If her failure to produce a poop goes on then give her organic apple juice this will keep her regular without upsetting her stomach.

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